New book – Unified Patent Protection in Europe – A Commentary / Winfried Tilmann and Clemens Plassmann

Posted: August 21st, 2018

Appearance of the book “Unified Patent Protection in Europe – A Commentary” edited by Winfried Tilmann and Clemens Plassmann Oxford University Press, Oxford, July 2018, 3040 pages, 246×171 mm, 335 €, ISBN 9780198755463, www.oup.com/uk/law It is a privilege to be the first to read a new Bible! That word is no exaggeration, because this commentary […]


EU – EC proposes ‘export manufacturing waiver’ to SPC’s

Posted: May 29th, 2018

The European Commission on 28 May proposed a so-called ‘export manufacturing waiver’ to Supplementary Protection Certificates. “The Commission is proposing a targeted adjustment to intellectual property rules to help Europe’s pharmaceutical companies tap into fast-growing global markets and foster jobs, growth and investments in the EU.” A copy of the EC press release can be […]


NL – Dutch Competition Authority Working Paper on Dominance abuse and patented pharmaceuticals / excessive pricing

Posted: March 22nd, 2018

Chris Fonteijn, Ilan Akker and Wolf Sauter, ACM Working Paper, March 2018, Reconciling competition and IP law: the case of patented pharmaceuticals and dominance abuse Chris Fonteijn is Chairman of the Dutch authority for consumers and markets (ACM). Ilan Akker and Wolf Sauter work in the Healthcare Taskforce of ACM. Wolf Sauter is also professor of […]


EU – 8th report on Monitoring of Patent Settlements

Posted: March 13th, 2018

On 9 March 2018 the European Commission issued the 8th report on the Monitoring of Patent Settlements. The main conclusions are: “The eighth monitoring exercise covers the period between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2016, i.e. 12 months. It confirms that patent settlements continue to be used in the European pharmaceutical sector as shown […]


ES – Fast Action Protocol Mobile World Congress 2018

Posted: January 5th, 2018

Fast Action Protocol adopted for 2018 Mobile World Congress, by Luis Fernández-Novoa, HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER The city of Barcelona will host again from 26 February to 1 March 2018 the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the biggest gathering worldwide of the mobile communications industry. This year, as has been the case since 2015, the Barcelona Patent […]


EU – Commission to set out EU approach to SEPs

Posted: December 8th, 2017

Communication from the Commission to the Institutions on Setting out the EU approach to Standard Essential Patents “In view of current developments, the Commission considers that SEP licencing should be based on the basis of the following principles: – There is no one-size-fit-all solution on what FRAND is: what can be considered fair and reasonable […]


FR – Applying statutes of limitations to patent revocations in France

Posted: November 9th, 2017

Applying statutes of limitations to patent revocations in France: Running solves nothing: you have to start moving at the right moment… but when? by Pauline Debré and Jean-François Merdrignac, Linklaters Paris Equity aids the vigilant, not the ones who sleep over their rights (iura vigilantibus, non dormientibus prosunt). This is also true for claimants in […]


EU – Public consultation on SPCs and Bolar exemptions

Posted: October 13th, 2017

European Commission launches a Public consultation on supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) and patent research exemptions, 12 October 2017 – 4 January 2018 The Commission states: Objective of the consultation The Single Market Strategy, adopted in October 2015, announced that the Commission will ‘consult, consider and propose further measures, as appropriate, to improve the patent system […]


SE – A successful first year for the Swedish Patent and Market Court

Posted: September 29th, 2017

A year has passed since Sweden unveiled its latest specialist courts – the Patent and Market Court and the Patent and Market Court of Appeal. It is time to take a closer look at how the new Patent and Market Court has fared in its first year of operation. By Erik Ficks, Roschier More cases […]


News – LESI Young Member Congress 2017 – Budapest

Posted: September 4th, 2017

LESI is happy to invite young professionals to the 5th Pan European LESI Young Member Congress in the city of Budapest. The Congress shall be held on 15 September.  “In the previous years the LESI Young Members Society had amazing meetings in Vienna, Paris, Munich and in Madrid. All of these occasions offered LESI’s young […]